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DelliCarpini, Margo – New Educator, 2014
This article reports on a semester-long project where a TESOL professor and English Education professor modeled collaborative teaching and explicitly taught collaboration skills to a coscheduled teaching methods class consisting of TESOL and Secondary English teacher candidates. Data were collected in the form of pre- and postsemester surveys. In…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Lawley, Ji Ji; Moore, Jenifer; Smajic, Almir – New Educator, 2014
This article reviews research on communication between preservice and cooperating teachers during a teacher internship. The research reveals that poor communication between preservice teachers and cooperating teachers can cause barriers to planning lessons, feedback, and teaching experiences. Additionally, research indicates that…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Internship Programs, Interpersonal Communication
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Ticknor, Anne Swenson – New Educator, 2014
The emotional and cognitive work of becoming a teacher is often unknown to preservice teachers, leaving many to negotiate professional identities without support from teacher educators. This article examines how one preservice teacher, Ava Mendon, used language to negotiate professional identities and to build professional confidence during her…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Interviews
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Zenkov, Kristien; Pellegrino, Anthony; Sell, Corey; Ewaida, Marriam; Bell, Athene; Fell, Megan; Biernesser, Sam; McCamis, Megan – New Educator, 2014
In this article, the authors--a team of veteran and preservice teacher educators and teachers--describe the results of a photovoice, Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) study that positioned diverse adolescents as researchers to explore these youths', teachers', and teacher educators' perspectives on school and literacy pedagogies. We have…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Writing Instruction
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Snow, Jennifer L.; Martin, Susan M. – New Educator, 2014
In this article, we describe our inquiry and confess how our work as teacher educators weaves through multiple contexts and roles to reinforce a stronger enactment and construction of knowledge and practical relevance. We examined the complex nature of teacher education roles through collaborative self-study. Questions included the following: What…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Teacher Educator Education, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Fuchs, Wendy W.; Fahsl, Allison J.; James, Susanne M. – New Educator, 2014
Teacher-preparation programs across the nation are faced with multiple mandates that aim to increase rigor and effectiveness of future educators. In the state of Illinois, all teacher-preparation programs must revise and redesign their coursework to align with the new professional teaching standards and licensure requirements. This article will…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Curriculum Development
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Piro, Jody S.; Hutchinson, Cynthia J. – New Educator, 2014
Recent public policy and research aimed at addressing student-achievement accountability in education may make it prudent for teacher-education programs to explicitly address data literacy as a valid outcome for their graduates. This article examines the changes in perceptions of comfort toward data-literacy behaviors before and after an…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Data Interpretation, Teacher Attitudes, Quasiexperimental Design
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Addleman, Rebecca A.; Brazo, Carol J.; Dixon, Kristin; Cevallos, Tatiana; Wortman, Shary – New Educator, 2014
This study followed 9 teacher candidates through a 3-week cultural immersion experience in which they volunteered in educational settings where they were not members of the majority culture. This learning experience was designed to help candidates better understand their culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse future students. A…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Learning Experience, Student Diversity
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Bauml, Michelle – New Educator, 2014
This qualitative case study describes how one beginning primary grade teacher benefited from collaborative lesson-planning meetings with her grade-level colleagues. The teacher accumulated knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, and professional contexts as she participated in planning meetings each week during her first year of teaching. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Nitecki, Elena – New Educator, 2014
This article examines an in-service training for early childhood teachers in the context of a financial, administrative, and political crisis. Despite the crisis context of this case study, the professional development was considered successful by the participants and the facilitators. The key to overcoming the negativity and limitations of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Krechevsky, Mara; Mardell, Ben; Romans, Angela N. – New Educator, 2014
In this article, the authors suggest that current notions of advocacy in early childhood education should be expanded to include a view of young children as citizens. The authors ground their discussion in a how-to book project in Providence, Rhode Island, consider different concepts of children and citizenship, share commentary from City Hall and…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Student Role
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Rosenquest, Barbara – New Educator, 2014
Using documentation in professional development has the potential to enhance professional visibility and credibility and to turn attention squarely to learning and teaching. This article targets providers of professional development and offers clear steps to providing an inquiry-based approach using close observation and documentation of…
Descriptors: Documentation, Faculty Development, Inquiry, Preschool Teachers
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Cox Suárez, Stephanie – New Educator, 2014
Close listening and observation of children as an alternative assessment is a powerful approach that can help balance an emphasis on standardized measurement. The tool of Reggio-inspired documentation is described for families with suggestions on how to advocate and support teachers who want to tell a story about children's learning that…
Descriptors: Listening, Observation, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Laughlin, Liana; Turner, Terri – New Educator, 2014
Teachers are often asked to fill out progress reports that include check marks indicating if a child has met certain criteria. While this document offers a superficial glance at knowing a child, it is often the only kind of "assessment" a parent receives. The authors, a daycare teacher and a parent of Rosa, "the mean girl" in…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Caregivers, Child Behavior, Parent Attitudes
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Cooper, Jewell E.; He, Ye – New Educator, 2013
The purpose of this study was to document four novice secondary teachers' experiences as they progressed from the last year in their teacher education program through their first three years of teaching. Autobiographies, interviews, and focus groups were conducted to record their stories as novice teachers. In addition to the development of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Autobiographies, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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